Professional and Practice-based Learning

The Body in Professional Practice, Learning and Education

Body/Practice

Editors: Green, Bill, Hopwood, Nick (Eds.)

  • First comprehensive conceptual guide to exploring questions of the body in professional practice
  • Charts significant new territory while drawing on a rich and well-developed series of frameworks relating to bodies and embodiment
  • Provides a powerful platform for rethinking what it means to be, learn, and practise as a professional
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About this book

The body matters, in practice. How then might we think about the body in our work in and on professional practice, learning and education? What value is there in realising and articulating the notion of the professional practitioner as crucially embodied? Beyond that, what of conceiving of the professional practice field itself as a living corporate body? How is the body implicated in understanding and researching professional practice, learning and education?

Body/Practice is an extensive volume dedicated to exploring these and related questions, philosophically and empirically. It constitutes a rare but much needed reframing of scholarship relating to professional practice and its relation with professional learning and professional education more generally. It takes bodies seriously, developing theoretical frameworks, offering detailed analyses from empirical studies, and opening up questions of representation.

The book is organized into four parts: I. ‘Introducing the Body in Professional Practice, Learning and Education’; II. ‘Thinking with the Body in Professional Practice’; III. ‘The Body in Question in Health Professional Education and Practice’; IV. ‘Concluding Reflections’. It brings together researchers from a range of disciplinary and professional practice fields, including particular reference to Health and Education. Across fifteen chapters, the authors explore a broad range of issues and challenges with regard to corporeality, practice theory and philosophy, and professional education, providing an innovative, coherent and richly informed account of what it means to bring the body back in, with regard to professional education and beyond.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction: Body/Practice?

    Green, Bill (et al.)

    Pages 3-14

  • The Body in Professional Practice, Learning and Education: A Question of Corporeality

    Green, Bill (et al.)

    Pages 15-33

  • Sustaining the Change Agent: Bringing the Body into Language in Professional Practice

    Somerville, Margaret (et al.)

    Pages 37-52

  • Relational Geometries of the Body: Doing Ethnographic Fieldwork

    Hopwood, Nick

    Pages 53-69

  • Terroir and Timespace: Body Rhythms in Winemaking

    Johnsson, Mary C.

    Pages 71-88

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eBook $99.00
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Hardcover $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-00139-5
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-37517-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Body in Professional Practice, Learning and Education
Book Subtitle
Body/Practice
Editors
  • Bill Green
  • Nick Hopwood
Series Title
Professional and Practice-based Learning
Series Volume
11
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-00140-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-00140-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-00139-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37517-5
Series ISSN
2210-5549
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 265
Number of Illustrations and Tables
9 b/w illustrations
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